Re: Mineral oil

> Could I please have some clarification of the term "mineral oil".
> Exactly what is it?  My most informed guess is hydrocarbon based
> oil as commonly used for lubrication in internal combustion engines,
> called "engine oil" or "motor oil" (but not generally "mineral oil" here
> in Australia).

Here in the States, mineral oil refers to a light, clear, colorless oil 
distilled from petroleum that is used internally as a laxative or 
externally as a lubricant or moisturizer (massage oil, baby oil, etc...).  
This is not the same as "motor oil".

Steven Roys (sroys-at-radiology.ab.umd.edu)